29 February, 2016
The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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Lingnan Highlights

To couple with its development direction, Lingnan University will stage a series of new initiatives to bring its internationalisation effort to a new height.


 

Achievements

The Lingnan University rowing team won the 2nd runner-up in Mixed 4 x 500m relay in the 16th Hong Kong Universities Indoor Rowing Championships (LU Station) held on 15 February.

Research and academic activities

Lingnan University becomes a partner of the Centre for Global Higher Education, the largest research centre in the world specifically focused on higher education and its future development.

A seminar and book launch co-organised by the Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme and the Hong Kong Heritage Museum on A Study of the Tai Ping Theatre Collection was held on 12 February at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.

Professor Emeritus Leslie Sklair, Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science was invited to Lingnan University to give a Public Lecture on “Architecture, Cities and Globalization” on 15 February.

The first batch of participants of the knowledge transfer project entitled “Building an Inclusive Society: Disseminating Rights Awareness to Foreign Domestic Workers in Hong Kong” held a graduation ceremony at the University on February 21.

To promote international collaboration and enhance student learning, Lingnan University participated in the Higher Education Leaders Asia Forum 2016 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 23 to 25 February.

Campus Snapshots

Lingnan University organiszed the Chinese New Year Media Reception 2016 on 18 February, during which President Leonard Cheng and other representatives of the University met with and greeted friends from the media at the beginning of the Year of the Monkey.

Three Lingnan students from the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) countries attended a tea reception organised by the Education Bureau and met with HKSAR Chief Executive Mr CY Leung at the Government House on 25 January.

Students and staff of Lingnan celebrated the Lantern Festival as well as the start of the Chinese New Year at the event “Lantern Legend 2016” on 22 February.

Publications

The New book Hong Kong and British culture, 1945-97 published by Prof Mark Hampton, Associate Professor of the Department of History examines the British cultural engagement with Hong Kong in the second half of the twentieth century.

Two new books written by Prof Zhang Baohui of the Department of Political Science assess the likely impact of China’s emerging nuclear posture, and China’s peasant revolution from an organisational perspective.

You can learn more about the latest developments and events of the University through newsletters published by different academic and administrative departments.

Upcoming events

More information on upcoming activities available at http://www.ln.edu.hk/events